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Huawei makes $26.7b in first quarter 2019

Huawei says it generated $26.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 39 per cent over what it achieved for the same period last year. The company’s net profit margin for the period was about eight percent, slightly higher than the previous year’s, a statement issued by …

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Court endorses NIA’s demand for digital address code 

An Accra High Court has dismissed an application filed by Mr Francis Kwarteng Arthur, seeking to prohibit the National Identification Authority (NIA) from making the provision of a digital address code a prerequisite for procuring the Ghana Card. The applicant, among others, contended that the digital address code was entirely …

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Two drone companies certified for commercial operations – GCAA

Mr Senam Atadja, a Senior Aviation Safety Inspector at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Tuesday announced that only two drone companies – SKT Aero Shutter and Rock Mines, have been certified for commercial operations in Ghana. About 800 companies and individuals have so registered to engage in commercial …

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GIBA expresses concern about NCA directive

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), has expressed concern about the withdrawal of the minimum specifications for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) by the National Communications Authority (NCA). “The impact of the withdrawal notice, runs into billions of Ghana cedis of private capital, invested into legitimate business in Ghana,” Mr. Prince …

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GIFEC partners Library Authority, Kofi Annan ICT Centre on digitalisation

The Management of Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications, has signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) and the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence (AITI- KACE) in ICT to champion government’s digitalization agenda. The partnership is to establish guidelines and firm arrangements between both …

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Pay your GH₵13m NITA debt – Ursula orders MMDAs

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the regulator of electronic transactions, says its operations are being crippled due to the GH₵13 million debt by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies(MMDAs) The Agency is also facing challenges with frequent optical fibre cuts and battery theft at its cell sites, which are also …

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MDAs owe NITA GH¢13m

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the regulator of electronic transactions, says its operations are being crippled by the GH¢13 million owed it the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and some district assemblies. The Agency is also facing challenges with frequent optical fibre cuts and battery theft at its cell …

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Andalusia, the Spanish autonomous region hosting IFA GPC 2019

Andalusia, one of the large regions in Spain, will be hosting Messe Berlin’s IFA Global Press Conference (GPC) 2019 from April 25 to 28. The annual press event held ahead of the world’s largest consumer electronics fair held in Berlin in September every year, IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited will bring …

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Google to collaborate with researchers in Ghana on AI deployment

Mr Moustapha Cisse, the Head of Google Artificial Intelligence (AI), Accra has said Google will collaborate with Universities and research institutions to deploy AI to solve challenges in the areas of agriculture, education and healthcare. He said Google was optimistic about the incredible potential for AI and other advanced technologies …

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Africa makes $8.3b on GDP since digitization – ECA

Digitization in Africa is said to have impacted the continent’s economy by $ 8.3 billion and in addition, created over 600,000 jobs since 2011. This is contained Economic Report on Africa, published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA. According to the ECA, due to the significance of …

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